20 Best UK Asian Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk asian? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk asian podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Asian Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

But Where Are You From?

  • Publisher: Vivian Yau
  • Total Episodes: 53

A fun and uplifting podcast exploring life, culture, politics as East and South East Asians in the UK by besean (Britain’s East and South East Asian Network)

Chinese Chippy Girl

  • Publisher: Chinese Chippy Girl
  • Total Episodes: 15

Talking about life as a British born Chinese (BBC)/British Asian. The struggles that I’ve had to deal with whilst growing up in my mum and dad’s takeaway in the 1980s/1990s. My parents are immigrants from HK/China and moved to the UK when they were teenagers. I was brought up being Chinese at home and English when I was outside of home – it felt confusing at the time as I couldn’t find a sense of belonging. But now I am much older, I am proud of my Chinese heritage and I am proud to be British. I just want to share my story with people 🙂

DJ Harj Matharu

  • Publisher: Harj Matharu
  • Total Episodes: 71

All Enquiries: [email protected] | 07900948696 MIXCLOUD >>>> https://www.mixcloud.com/harjmatharu/ Pryzm Birmingham Resident DJ every Tuesday! BBC Asian Network featured DJ! Harj Matharu has been involved in music all his life and started out with learning the Dhol and has been Gigging around the UK with well established DJ’s. Over the years Harj collected & built up a massive music collection, ranging from different genre’s & decided that he wanted to take his talent further and try out other areas of the Asian Music Scene and started making mixtapes from his crib, which proved to be highly successful. After a lot of positive feedback, Harj invested in some DJ Equipment and tried out the Art of DJ’ing. Fusing over 4 Generations of music ranging from Bhangra to Deep House, Harj is proving to be one of the hottest properties in the Asian DJ’ing scene. Harj is now playing exclusively for ‘Kudos Music’, where you can enquire about his availability for your event. In the mean time check out DJ Harjs Soundcloud Page to check just what Harj is about. Any Enquires regarding DJ Harjs availability & mixtapes, can be found below: e: [email protected] Bookings & Enquires: 07900948696 https://www.facebook.com/DJHarjMatharu SoundCloud: Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/harjmatharu/ Instagram: harjmatharu_ Donali: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/donali-feat.-harry-sandhu/id1069751257?i=1069751540

Hamza Tzortzis

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 73

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international public speaker on Islam. He is a writer, having authored articles, essays and commentaries on political philosophy, the philosophy of religion and society. Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis is an intellectual activist actively engaging on issues pertaining to religion, social cohesion and politics. He is also a researcher with a recent publication on non-Muslim perceptions on Islam and Muslims. Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis regularly appears in the media explaining and demystifying Islam and providing unique perspectives on current affairs. His appearances have featured on the BBC, BBC Arabic, BBC Radio 4, BBC Asian Network, Press TV, Islam Channel, Nile TV, Ummah TV, Iqra TV, TV3 (Malaysia) and National Public Radio of America. Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis lectures all around the world on topics related to Islam, philosophy and politics. He is a regular speaker at universities across the UK and is one of the main initiators of the contemporary emergence of Muslim public speakers using Islamic and Western philosophy to shed light on Islam and demystify its way of life. AlKauthar Institute is delighted to have Hamza Tzortzis join us to share his research and first hand experience of conveying Islam to the public at large.

Red Hot Chilli Writers

  • Total Episodes: 48

Joined each episode by special guests, British Asian authors, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee take a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture and Big Fat Asian Weddings. Insightful, funny, packed with stellar interviews – Dean Koontz, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Mike Gayle, to name a few – and the odd dose of cross-cultural confusion, they dare to explore the parts other podcasts cannot reach. Find out more: www.redhotchilliwriters.com

Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health

  • Publisher: MannMukti
  • Total Episodes: 47

MannMukti.org is a one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other. MannMukti translates to “mental liberation” in Hindi. Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care. Together, let’s #SpeakUp.


  • Publisher: Globalise-Asian
  • Total Episodes: 60

Hello Everyone and Namaskar! We’re thrilled to welcome you to Globalise – Asian (G-A), a Podcast especially put together by and for the Asian community settled in the UK and the World over. Globalisation has truly brought us all from varied backgrounds, faiths and cultures closer. Therefore it’s appropriate we address ourselves as Globalise Asian. We will use this platform to have an informal and candid chat with dynamic ethnic individuals who are successful Entrepreneurs, Socialists, Bloggers, Athletes and from many more exciting professions. What more, we’ll also lead you into all the incr

United Colors with India.

  • Publisher: Vik Toreus
  • Total Episodes: 106

United Colors with India! The World’s first weekly music mix series, combining world music and sounds from different continents with Indian and South Asian beats. Every week on Rukus Avenue Radio (available via Dash Radio)

Asia Startup Pulse

  • Publisher: Chinaccelerator
  • Total Episodes: 165

The Asia Startup Pulse Podcast, previously known as China Startup Pulse Podcast, is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested in understanding the innovation, business, and tech landscape in Asia. We bring the best of the Asian startup ecosystem, showcasing entrepreneurial stories, insights from thought leaders, and dissecting the strategies employed by tech giants. Backed by SOSV, Chinaccelerator, and Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX), we understand firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in Asia. Over the last decade, we have helped over 170 startups cross borders and make their mark in Asia. With that in mind, the podcast offers real, practical, and unique insights. The Asia Startup Pulse is hosted by Oscar Ramos, Ryan Shuken, and William Bao Bean, hackers, and hustlers with years of experience in Asia and China’s startup scene. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Ximalaya FM, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

EMENES | Sounds of Emenes | djemenes.com

  • Publisher: dj emenes
  • Total Episodes: 93

The hottest edm and dance music with a touch of desi South Asian flavor. Music without borders. EMENES Is an international South Asian music personality with a background that includes official Bollywood Movie/Bhangra track releases and 3 weekly global radio shows. From West Hollywood (California), Emenes broadcasts two weekly radio shows on the World’s #1 South Asian radio station (Rukus Avenue Radio / Dash Radio) and on Canada’s RED FM, he produces the first & only “live” South Asian DJ mix show that is syndicated across Canada on the airwaves. Versed as a Music Producer, a DJ and a Radio Host, Emenes maintains a passion for expressing a global fusion sound – music with no borders! Reflections from genres such as Bollywood, Bhangra, Dance, House, EDM and Hip Hop can all be heard in his style and across his many radio shows, live performances, music productions, online podcasts and online streams. While having a style nurtured in the western world, his sound will continue to uniquely echo his South Asian roots. Music without borders. Find his weekly radio are: 1 || Sounds of Emenes (on Rukus Avenue Radio/Dash Radio) A weekly one-hour global radio show featuring the hottest edm and dance tracks from around the world infused with a touch of South Asian Desi flavor. 2 || Beats of MIB (on Rukus Avenue Radio/Dash Radio) Weekly one-hour commercial free radio shows featuring a non-stop mix of Bhangra, Bollywood, and Mainstream Selects. 3 || The RE{D}MIX (on Canada’s RED FM) Live every Friday night mixing up a non-stop concoction of Bhangra and Bollywood. Having performed at the Sunburn Music Festival alongside mainstream headliners such as KSHMR, Afrojack, Swedish DJ Axwell & Ingrosso, his official releases can be found on various major labels, such as T-Series, Zee Music Co, Music Waves, Music Minds, and Moviebox. He is also the founder and an active member of Western Canada’s longest running South Asian DJ outfit, called MIB ROADSHOW. Pronounce EMENES —> M-N-S For more information, djemenes.com

Geopolitics on the Move

  • Publisher: Sean Guillory
  • Total Episodes: 6

Geopolitics on the Move is a podcast series hosted by Sean Guillory (SRB Podcast) and Fyodor Lukyanov (Russia in Global Affairs) that discusses the crucial geopolitical issues that currently define world politics with some of the best Russian, European, and American thinkers. Geopolitics on the Move is produced by Russia in Global Affairs, the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and the Center for Russian, Eastern European, & Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Corporation of New York provided funding.

It’s Preeti Personal

  • Publisher: Preeti
  • Total Episodes: 36

A podcast all about sharing South Asian stories. Hosted by me Preeti, a British South Asian millennial. Along with sharing my life lessons from being a brown girl in the UK, I will be exploring cultural problems young South Asian’s face in today’s society, delving deep into love and relationships and getting personal with some inspirational people. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @preetipersonal

Crazy Brit Asian

  • Publisher: Chris Mak
  • Total Episodes: 20

What’s up ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Crazy Brit Asian Podcast where we document the nuances of the British East Asian experience. That means talking about a wide range of topics around all things Asian, not just in the UK but beyond! It’s an ever evolving area of conversation so if you can think about it, we’re probably going to talk about it. Each episode we delve into a conversational cultural exploration with a guest because who better to talk about something than someone who’s lived it? Real people, real talk, real life experiences IG: https://www.instagram.com/crazybritasian

Brown Mama, Brown me

  • Publisher: Grace Mitchell
  • Total Episodes: 11

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women are reported to be have poorer outcomes during pregnancy, childbirth and within 6weeks of giving birth. This includes being more likely to die than their white counterparts. Brown Mama Brown Me is a podcast exploring the topic and seeks to continue the conversation in order to improve maternity care and the outcomes for BAME women in the UK

Shabby And Man Podcast

  • Publisher: Shabnam Sahi & Manish Sahi
  • Total Episodes: 80

Partners, parents and broadcasters Shabby and Man. He started in London She started in Delhi, somewhere on the way their paths crossed. From hosting the weekend breakfast show on Radio together in India to ending up in London. Currently Shabby (Shabnam Dutta Sahi) is one of the most listened to Asian radio presenters in the UK, while Man has been mostly drinking copious amounts of Artisan coffee and contemplating life. ( In English with a smattering of Hindi ) all eps approx 20 mins

Brownology with Dr Tina Mistry

  • Publisher: Tina
  • Total Episodes: 21

Do think the way we make sense of mental health doesn’t quite fit with the South Asian experience? When you try to explain your struggles to a professional, they just don’t get it. I am Dr Tina Mistry, a UK-based Clinical Psychologist and I have struggled with this for years. This podcast is where we can deconstruct and decolonise South Asian mental health. We know the factors that impact mental health issues are complex, so let’s spend some time reflecting on the things that may not always be included in mainstream conversations. If you are interested in taking a different approach to mental Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brownology/support

The Black Business Psychology Podcast

  • Publisher: Grace Mansah-Owusu, PhD
  • Total Episodes: 29

A UK based podcast for any one who wants to hear about the career journey’s of black psychologists who have followed varied routes after qualifications in psychology. The podcast will also showcase careers and stories about applying psychology to a variety of different settings from people from Asian and underrepresented groups. It also offers analysis of social issues including, race, ethnicity, gender and class.

Dancehall and Ting Radio and TV Show – Interviews

  • Publisher: DJ Ragz Australia
  • Total Episodes: 5

Dancehall and Ting from Adelaide Australia. This radio show (aired in Australia and the UK and the tv show (Youtube) format, gives you the biggest reggae and dancehall interviews from Australia and the reggaeverse, globally! DJ Ragz is a Radio Presenter, Tour DJ, Tour Manager, Artist Manager, Promoter and general connect the dots guy! The team plays a major role in the reggae dancehall world globally. Listen to Australian, New Zealand, South Pacific Island and Asian reggae on this channel.

Actually… With Bishamber and Suhani

  • Publisher: Bishamber and Suhani
  • Total Episodes: 2

“Leggings don’t suit your body type!” “Why are you wasting your time pursuing your passion?” “It’s about time you got married.” How often do you get plagued with unwanted judgment and advice? Join Bishamber Das, Britain’s first Asian plus size model and a public figure, and Suhani Gandhi, Miss India UK and an actress, discuss their experiences and rollercoaster ride of a journey! From body image to relationships to spirituality, these ladies are here to think outside the box, and respond to cultural and social norms with a cheeky, “Actually…”

The Official Sunrise Radio Podcast

  • Publisher: Sunrise Radio
  • Total Episodes: 17

The Official Sunrise Radio Podcast (The UK’s Biggest Asian mix) with the weeks’ best stories from Asian entertainment, politics and current affairs.

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